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Thu, Feb 4, 2021 5:40 PM

Scam: "AT&T Free Msg: You came in ... in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES"

I received a text that says "AT&T Free Msg: Makenzie! You came in 2nd in the Connecticut AT&T SWEEPSTAKES! Claim your bounty here : (website link), or show this code at AT&T story (code)"

I do not live in Connecticut so I assume this is a scam but just to be sure.

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4 Messages

1年前

Hello I keep getting messages from a number saying “ATT FREE MSG: Congratulations to 2 lucky users! Today’s winners of our daily raffle are: Jennifer, David and you, Jerry! Claim now.” Keep in mind I’m not even subscribed to anything from at&t and my name is not jerry any help?

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Scam I got one today too

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sandblaster

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As noted, they are scam texts. They send them to every possible number. You can’t stop them, just delete them or report them as spam to your carrier.

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4 Messages

1年前

Do you think these amateur scammers have an AT&T Scammer's Conference to come up with the next lame attempt?

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4 Messages

1年前

Hey JeClear, your scammers stepped a level up giving you specific amounts, mine were non committed. They need to go back to the Fourth World where they can practice on their own kind.

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1 Message

1年前

I also received one and I live in Oregon. Wish I could send the screen capture. Don’t have much faith that art gives a (Edited per community guidelines).

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4 Messages

1年前

I keep getting a text message from ATT Free Msg: congrats to two lucky users! Today’s winners are…. Follow this link. I am assuming it’s fraudulent - just wanted to throw it out there
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Yes, it’s a scam and not from ATT. Don’t click any links.

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10分前

This message was sent to my phone; said "Activate Protection" with link that opened McAfee which I don't use. I have Norton on my phone but it doesn't show a problem. How was my number leaked on the dark web & cause this phone problem?
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ACE - Expert

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Moved to wireless forum, your home phone doesn’t receive texts. That is a scam text and not from ATT. You should not have clicked the link, hopefully it didn’t do anything. The spammers and scammers send these texts to all possible numbers. Your number likely wasn’t leaked.

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7分前

Clearly these messages are phishing expeditions, I  also get random phone calls.

To avoid having to guess if a call is legitimate I have decided to record all legitimate numbers to my contacts. If I receive an unrecorded legitimate number call, they leave a voice mail and I call back after entering their info in my contact list.

Similarly with legitimate text messages, I enter the number in contacts.

These bogus calls and text messages should inoculate us and prevent us from answering these baits.

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